Promoting Positivity with SAME Cafe

This post is brought to you by Naked Juice – all opinions are 100% my own.

Promoting Positivity with SAME Cafe

I know I posted a little bit about this campaign from Naked Juice, but I wanted to chat a little more about it with you today.

Naked Juice, makers of fruit and vegetables juice and smoothies, partnered with Tongal, a social media platform that gives creative people the freedom to do their best work, to bring to you Libby and Brady Birky’s story.

Libby and Brady Birky devoted countless hours to soup kitchens [Read more...]

Pack in More of What You Love

This post is brought to you by Naked Juice – all opinions are 100% my own.

Pack in More of What You Love

It’s Monday, and I want nothing more than to brighten your day with something positive and uplifting. Nothing heavy. Nothing down and depressing. Just a message from a wonderful organization out there that is doing a whole lot of good.

I’m going to tell you more about this organization in a couple days, but I just wanted to introduce you to SAME Cafe [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is a sweet treat for your chocolate cravings. Find out the shocking ingredient that makes it both uber creamy as well as guilt-free!

Vegan Chocolate Pudding - A sweet and satisfying treat for your chocolate cravings. Find out what the shocking ingredient is to make it both uber creamy as well as guilt-free!

I’ve been wanting to try the whole avocado-in-chocolate thing for quite awhile now. But I’ll be honest, I was scared. I have a really open mind, and I will try just about anything, but for some reason, I was so nervous about my pudding tasting like avocados.

But then I was brainstorming a recipe that is coming to the blog in just a few days from now, and one of the main components of it is chocolate pudding. [Read more...]

Freedom From My Eating Disorder – Three Years Later

Freedom From My Eating Disorder - Three Years Later. A look into how I feel. What's Changed. What hasn't.

I’m fairly certain that I never thought I’d write a post with this title. I never thought I would have freedom from my eating disorder. But last week marked three years of active recovery from disordered eating, and at this time three years ago, I wasn’t sure how I’d ever made it past that day or that week without caving in and answering to the voices in my head that told me I was too fat to eat dinner that night. But I did it anyway. I just went through the motions of eating until it became normal in my mind to actually eat when my body said it was time to eat. I just never thought I’d get to the point where it all became second nature again. And I definitely never thought it would be a long-term thing. I always just assumed I’d relapse and sadly eventually die from eating disorder-related caused. [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

Sure, you can pick up a box of graham crackers from the store, but you won’t get the taste of freshness or the peace of mind knowing all the real ingredients you could be using if you made Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers.

 Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers - An easy substitute for the boxed variety. And they taste better too!

It’s really no secret. If you were to browse each and every recipe on this site, you would probably only find a handful of recipes that came from a box mix or a can. When it comes to baking, I like to indulge every once in awhile, and the thing that keeps me sane a lot of the time is the amounts of REAL food I use in my recipes. Real flour. Real butter. Real sugar. No added chemicals. No unsure feelings about what may possibly be in that “treat” that magically survived a shelf life of 6.8 years. [Read more...]

Coconut Lime Doughnuts

These Coconut Lime Doughnuts are the perfect reminder that warm weather is soon on its way if it hasn’t made its way to you already!

Coconut Lime Doughnuts - perfect way to start your day and to remind yourself that warm weather is on the way!!

It’s finally here! Budding trees lining every street. Daffodils popping up from the ground. Rays of sunshine beating down on the back of your neck.

Okay okay, so maybe not quite. Yes, yesterday officially marked the first day of spring on the calendar, and although our weather here in Utah has been beautiful and mild, I know there are still some cold days ahead. Or maybe you even still saw snow in your neck of the woods yesterday!

Regardless of the weather situation [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream for a Blogiversary

A beautiful Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream that will wake up your tastebuds, cure that chocolate craving, and have you wishing there was more!

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream from

 Oh.Em.Gee. you guys. Really. This is happening, and I have no apologies. If you’ve come looking for a healthy recipe today, I’m oh so sorry… no, I’m really not. Sometimes, you have to indulge a little, and my friends, if you’re going to indulge, this is the way to do it.

Let me tell you something. I have a jealousy issue. It’s geared towards those who can make amazingly beautiful cakes. [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies

Looking for a Quick & Easy dinner you can whip together for your family on a busy weeknight? This Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies is the answer to what you’ve been looking for!

Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies

As you’re reading this, I am far away from home and enjoying some much needed time with my wife, who has been away from home for the last eight weeks for Basic Military Training. Before I left though, I made sure to take care of things at home and hook you up with one of my favorite people on the internet. Tiffany, from the Feel Great in Eight Challenge [Read more...]

Let Go of the “I Cant’s” and Start Achieving Goals

Sometimes, the path to achieving goals is about a whole lot more than getting to the goal, but instead, finding out what’s standing in your way on the path to success.

Let Go of the "I Cant's" and Start Achieving Goals from

I want to ask you what is in your way of reaching your health and wellness goals. I’ve heard so many different answers regarding this. Let me give you a few examples:

* My house is too small to workout [Read more...]

Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella

This Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella is the perfect solution to those rushed mornings when there’s just not any time for something extensive or involved.
Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie with Nutella

Have I got a treat for you today! While I’m busy preparing to go visit my wife for her Air Force Basic Training graduation, I thought it would be fun to invite one of my best blogging friends over to play for the day! [Read more...]